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Are Parabens in Cosmetics and Skin Products Safe?

Parabens are the group of preservatives used in many cosmetics products, serums, lotions, and creams. They are added to inhibit the growth of microorganisms in the products to prolong their shelf-life. When you check the ingredients in products, they are named meth paraben, propylparaben, and butylparaben. 

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But, we have been told that parabens are harmful to our skin. Are you worried about it? Researches revealed that parabens are absorbed through our skin, and they stay in our body fluids. They are also secreted in breast milk, urine, and serums. They are also found in the breast tissues of patients diagnosed with breast cancer.  

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The researcher further said that paraben could mimic the estrogen hormone in our body. They can compete with estrogen to bind with receptors. This activity can lead to breast cancers.

Wait—there is no need to be panic. European Scientific Committee on Consumer Products said that individual paraben in the concentration of 0.4% and the mixture of parabens in 0.8% are considered safe to use in cosmetics and skin products. 

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Now, your doubts regarding parabens in cosmetic products have been resolved. You can always check the concentration of paraben before choosing a product to be in a safe zone.

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Dr. Iqra Mubashar
Dr. Iqra Mubashar

About the writer: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Pakistan, Lahore. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drug information, literature research, patient counseling, and pharmaceutical care plan. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.

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